Not Dead Yet

A History of Catholic Moral Theology in the Twentieth Century
From Confessing Sins to Liberating Consciences
James F. Keenan, SJ
Continuum, $29.95, 256 pp.

With this book, James Keenan takes his place alongside several of his Jesuit brothers who have cast light on the development of Catholic moral theology in the past century: Josef Fuchs (Keenan’s teacher in Rome), Richard McCormick (the author for many years of the “Notes on Moral Theology” in Theological Studies), and John Mahoney (author of the magnificent The Making of Moral Theology).

Keenan’s book is by no means perfect: it suffers from flaws all too gleefully...

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About the Author

Bernard G. Prusak is associate professor of philosophy and director of the McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility at King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.